Murder Suspect In South Shore Plaza Shooting Held Without Bail

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The suspect in a fatal broad-daylight shooting at a Braintree mall last month has been ordered to be held without bail. The Norfolk County D.A's office said 19-year-old Julius Hammond-Desir of Maynard was arraigned in Quincy District Court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty.

He was arrested in Dorchester Wednesday morning by a team of Boston, Braintree, and State Police, according to the Norfolk County D.A's office

Desir was wanted on a murder warrant, accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Dijoun Beasley at the South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree on Jan. 22. Police said the suspect — now identified as Hammond-Desir — pulled out a gun on the first floor of the shopping center at about 3 p.m. that day, and shot Beasley before running off.

The company that owns the South Shore Plaza said it would increase security at the mall after the shooting, according to the Patriot Ledger.

Hammond-Desir is due back in court on March 15, 2022, for a probable cause hearing.

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